hi , i received an email that states that is from yahoo award center,is there anything like that or its fake?

I know about this spam crap but got email from yahoo award center.is there something like that ? because if it isn't I want to suggest yahoo to chase them for using there name for fraud.Thank you all good people there. Nick loves you

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    You don't get anything for nothing, it's a scam do not answer do not give personal information.The following sites give more information.



    .Also If you go to the following link you will get some info on ID theft www.identity-theft.org.uk the iinternet is safe enough if you are careful but please answer nothing that you are doubtful about.Good Luck and be careful.

  • exo
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Is there a Yahoo! Lottery? Does Yahoo! Mail ever offer cash prizes?

    No. There is no Yahoo! Lottery, and we would never send you information about a contest you never entered.

    That’s the definition of unsolicited: you never asked for it. It showed up out of nowhere. The message probably also displays two other hallmarks of fraud emails: it appears to be official (with company logos, even links), and it demands urgent action “to claim your prize”, or something similar.

    If you’ve received a message like “Final Notification: Yahoo! Mail Winner!” or “Your Email Address Has Won $XX million”, it’s a scam.

    Don’t reply to the email, don’t click on any links in it, and never divulge any personal information. Instead, click Spam.

    Yahoo! Mail will never request personal information in an unsolicited email.

    If you get an email that looks like it’s from Yahoo! but tells you you’re the winner of a Yahoo! Lottery or other contest – and it asks you to email personal information to claim a cash prize or reward – click Spam to dispose of it. You can also forward the suspicious email to mail-spoof@cc.yahoo-inc.com. Thanks!

    "Phishing" is a play on the word "fishing" — because perpetrators are "fishing" for your private information or trying to find ways to trick you into sending them money. Don’t be fooled! These deceptive emails are used to commit identity theft, charge your credit cards, empty your bank accounts, read your email, and lock you out of your online account by changing your password.

    Check out Yahoo’s Security Center for more information on email scams and ways to protect yourself.

  • 1 decade ago

    SCAM!!!!!!!!!! FAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lottery Scam: Yahoo Awards Center - Yahoo UK & Ireland

    Scam Type: 419 Scam (Lottery Scam)

    Fake Names: Dr (Mrs) Edith Barth, Rev. Albert Time

    Offer Type: Lottery Winnings

    Transfer Amount: 84,500 GBP

    Storyline: You won a lottery which you did not join

    Scammer Location: "Appears" to be UK

    Scammer Email: Walla.com, Hotmail.com

    We thought we had the same scam mail somewhere in our categories, but anyway this is the version in recent month as requested by some of our visitors.

    Some more facts:

    1) Yahoo Awards Center is fake, so are the addresses.

    2) Walla.com appears to be a free email provider. The site seems to be in Hebrew. We can't read, but we can guess the language with some accuracy based on years on the web, e.g. we know when we see Tamil, Chinese, Russian and Japanese words.

    3) erm... there is no need to find "Exact matching" Yahoo! Awards Center email to confirm that they are scams. None of them, in whatever variations, are real.

    For more information about fake Yahoo! lottery, please see our Yahoo! Awards Center Lottery Scam article here.

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------

    From: Yahoo Awards <yah_results@hotmail.com>

    Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007

    Subject: Yahoo -Towards Your Winning

    Yahoo! UK & Ireland

    Yahoo Awards Center

    124 Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester M60 2DB - United Kingdom

    This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of Eighty Four Thousand, Five Hundred Great Britain Pounds (GBP84,500) for the 2007 Promotion which is Organized by YAHOO AWARDS & WINDOWS LIVE.

    YAHOO! collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo and Hotmail and few from other e-mail providers. Six people are selected monthly to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners.


    Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Centre. Yahoo Prize Award must be claimed not later than 15 days from date of Draw Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

    Stated below are your identification numbers:

    BATCH NUMBER: YPA/07-43658

    REFERENCE NUMBER: 2007234522

    PIN: 1206

    These numbers fall within the England Location file and you are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in Manchester and send your winning identification numbers to him;

    Agent Name: Rev. Albert Time

    E-Mail: talbert04@walla.com

    Tel: +447045732863

    As soon as our agent hears from you, he shall commence the process that will facilitate the release of your fund to you.

    Congratulations!! once again.

    Yours in service,

    Dr. (Mrs.) Edith Barth



    Do not tell people about your Prize Award until your money is successfully handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claim.

    You may also receive similar e-mails from people potraying to be other Organizations or Yahoo Inc. This is solely to collect your personal information from you and lay claim over your winning. In event that you receive any e-mail similar to the notification letter that was sent to you, Kindly delete it from your mail box and give no further correspondence to such person or body.

  • bury
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    hey - in case you have gained - tell them you authorize that they deduct the quantity out of your gained quantity. yet - fairly - this may be a rip-off. besides, if this have been a actual regulation corporation - why do they simply use a uk cell telephone? Delete - and in no way touch them back. in case you have given economic corporation information - verify your economic corporation on a regular basis for any fraudulent movements. in case you have sent a passport (test) - touch the police, and document it as compromised. For the subsequent time - in case you haven't any longer offered a cost tag to a lottery - you could no longer win.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Spam. Forward it to Yahoo at abuse@yahoo.com.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's a fake; trash it.

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